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urning it's back. with all of the dynamics the last several days in kiev and capital of ukraine you still have the successor government, an anti-russian government, calling to the u.s. for support, looking west to europe. i think the big choices, putin has to decide how much he wants to risk. how much he wants the put on the table. europe has to decide whether it's really willing to stand behind the people of ukraine in what will be a very expensive effort to pull them from russia towards europe. if russia offered $15 billion, couple times that anyway is going to be the cost of this effort. >> schieffer: david, obviously this -- nobody planned it to happen this way but the fact that the administration decided to unvail its plans to scale back and kind of redesign the american military, it happens at the first of the week then all of this happens toward the end of the week. does the fact -- the question that i asked secretary miguel, you know, how do you do that. i think everybody knows we have to redesign the military, but how do you do that without leaving the impression that we're with
upgrade to 50 meg internet for two years. >>> there are demonstrations tonight from kiev to d.c. as russia and ukraine appear to be on the brink of war. demonstrators rallied outside the russian embassy in northwest sunday. the u.s. believes russia has complete control over a pro russian area of ukraine. it's reported tonight secretary of state john kerry is traveling to kiev on tuesday. >> reporter: troops with no markings on their uniforms surrounded a ukrainian naval base in crimea sunday. the soldiers spoke russian and drove tanks with russian plates and demanded the ukrainian soldiers disarm. no shots were fired. the new ukrainian government is mobilizing its troops bracing for war and asking for help. >> this is not the threat. this is actually the declaration of war to my country. we are on the brink of the disaster. >> reporter: russia forces are already in control of crimea, but in kiev thousands of ukrainians filled the streets. one sign read putin, hands off ukraine. the united states is demanding moscow pull back their army or suffer consequences reminiscent of the cold war.
. >> the definition of what is happening in kiev in ukraine as a whole, the definition could be the only one. it is an unconstitutional coup and military seizure of power. nobody is arguing with that. who is arguing with that? >> ukraine's new government said russia had employed 16,000 troops in the crimean peninsula and had called for ukrainian forces to surrender. usen said russia would military force only as a last resort and would take action or to protect the ukrainian people. on monday, president obama said the united states is considering a range of steps against russia. >> i think the strong condemnation that it has received from countries around the world indicates the degree to which russia is on the wrong side of history on this. we are strongly supportive of the interim ukrainian government. don terry will be traveling to kiev to indicate our support for the ukrainian people, to offer their specific and concrete packages of economic aid. one of the things were concerned about the stabilizing the economy, even in the midst of this crisis. >> secretary of state john kerry is meetin
asked me to kiev. what exactly because that brings of my next question here about financial aid i think of the eu was drawn to financial aid promised ukraine. if the financial update has actually will materialize to anybody great degree heat we still missed a canny yesterday all he could come up with was one billion dollars in loan guarantees i suspect the reality is that the integrated reluctance to give money to the ukraine only extend until the situation that stabilizes and we know exactly who the people of color in control. and of course this kind of revelation is no good to help out. and how did this change the perception of developments in ukraine it is twenty one is talking about position on that one can already see that some days european governments of being is slowly trying to calm the temperature down. seems that they will shut you down to confess that they knew that they need to rush to stabilize the ukraine and they were soon at the start of the people in kiev of cranky very dangerous and violent people in haiti following the new stephanie was featured on the oldest in clot
about who happened in kiev could happen in moscow, but if he gobbles the ukraine, russian nationalism will forgive him a great deal. >> thank you. >> thank you, lou. lou: senator mccain. saying, about dinners between the president, and republican senators last year, quote, he is a very articulate and attractive guy, in a setting with 8 or 9 senators and him, because he was smarter than the rest of us, but i don't see that now, i suspect there are 8 or 9 other senators willing to argue with senator mccain about that intelligence thing. up next, "forbes" magazine, reveals newest richest person in the world, very familiar face it is. a down day on wall street, but we'll be talking with s&p's sam stoval about what is next. next. up. a short word that's a tall order. up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we ought to know. we're in the business of up. everyday delta flies a quarter of million pple while investing billions improving everything from boong to baggage claim. we're raising the bar on flying and tomorrow we will up it yet again. but wi
of that state. >> secretary of state john kerry was in ukraine's capital city of kiev today where he announced the united states is offering ukraine an assistance package that includes a $1 billion loan to help with recovery and its upcoming elections. john kerry continued to be the administration's tough talker about the russian government. >> the contrast really could not be clearer. determined ukrainians demonstrating strength through unity, and the russian government out of excuses, hiding its hand behind falsehoods, intimidation and provocations. in the hearts of ukrainians and the eyes of the world, there is nothing strong about what russia is doing. if russia does not choose to deescalate, if it is not willing to work directly with the government of ukraine as we hope they will be, then our farners will have absolutely no choice but to join us to continue to expand upon steps we have taken in recent days in order to isolate russia politically, diplomatically, and economically. i would emphasize to the leaders of russia, this is not something we are seeking to do. this is something russi
said that we have nazis and neo-nazis in some parts of ukraine, including kiev. what does he mean and what is your response to that? >> we think the answer would be very simple. we invite here any international mission. we have reached the agreement and we are open for any observers to come to any part of ukraine and to be absolutely sure that ukraine now outside of crimea is absolutely safe. >> so this is clearly a major talking point on the russians right now. we heard the russian ambassador to the u.n. security council say it and now they are saying that they are responsible for all of this and all evidence points to the exact opposite, that there may be a few but this is by no means an indication of what is going on. >> well, that's absolutely right. you know, what was so interesting was the very strong way today that secretary kerry threw chat room verse repeated the actions that russia has taken and accusing russia of falsehoods, hiding behind as he said falsehood and aggression and intimidation and reminding everyone that the famous february 21st agreement was actually not
as it is the worst european crisis this century. >>> for more on events in ukraine, bbc's david stern is in kiev for us. david, we have seen the british foreign secretary william hague there. why is he in kiev? we know that the american secretary of state is also on his way. it's a very clear sign of intent, isn't it? >> well, yes. the standoff continues on the crimean peninsula. russian troops are apparently in defacto control. and concern and worry and anger is raising here in the capital. mr. hague has come here to express support. he has been meeting with top officials. we have just heard from him at a news conference with the interim prime minister. mr. hague says there will be consequences and costs to the russian's actions. he promises a strong economic and diplomatic reaction from the west. but he has also ruled out military environment. he was the man who said ukraine was on the brink of disaster and this is a red alert situation. he has said that crimea is ukrainian territory. ukraine will not give it up. and ultimately the russian occupation as they refer to it and as the west are ref
happened in kiev and ukraine as a whole, the definition could be the only one. it is an unconstitutional coup and a military seizure of power. >> that's jennifer glasse in washington. the u.s., one of 15 countries that have agreed to send military observers to monitor the situation in crimea. celebrations and protests on the streets of venzuela today. supporters of the late hugo chavez marking the first anniversary of his death, following weeks of anti-government protests aimed at removing his suck sessor. daniel schwimler takes a look at how things have changed after the death of hugo chavez. >> the poster reads "chavez lives" a year after he died, there are thousands of them all over venzuela. this one even looking down on the rally by the opposition that's battling against his successor, nicholas maduro. he may be gone but hugo chavez is far unforgotten. >> he was the most noble man i have ever known. >> translator: chaves was our brother, our father, our friend, our liberator. to some, the former president has a saint like face. where his body was laid to rest. in the humble neighbo
the events going on with regard to ukraine/kiev/russia are definitely taking a toll on the market. it's bringing in new buyers and maybe that was also evident in the auctions the last couple days. also finding strong sportsmanshisponsorship, but it's hard to quantify what dynamic is the biggest. it's like several aisles in a grocery store. they're all packed up but we don't know which one is the most powerful or which one will have the longest longevity. >> i know you're our futures guy but do you think those same fums are having an impact on the stock market this week as well? >> you know, i think there's very little doubt that it's having an impact potentially on certain commodities. i think when it comes to stocks the answer is yes with an asterisk. i can tell you which aisle has the most people. it's called the only game in town aisle. >> to what extent are we seeing across the market this kind of flight to safety bid? if you look at what's happening in the fact that we're seeing both the u.s. dollar rally and yields moving lower, so treasuries are rallying. that's a little differ
to prevent a panic. there is the same concern happening in ukraine. getting cash in kiev has become a challenge. the country is trying to raise $35 billion from foreign donors. it does not help that the country's coffers are empty according to the new premier. he says the former regime moved $70 billion into offshore accounts before fleeing. yanukovych is in moscow where he gave a news conference this morning. he says he is still president and the current parliament is legitimate. security is another issue in ukraine. pro-russian armed gunmen took over the airport on the peninsula of the southern tip of ukraine. we are looking into this issue. he spent time with a militia member working to keep order in a city largely abandoned by official law-enforcement. >> he is a 22-year-old college graduate who grew up 200 miles outside kiev in the largely pro-europe western union. he joined antigovernment protests that broke out last year, manning the barricades with thousands of others. >> on one side? >> burning all around. >> today, he is one of thousands of volunteer militia members tasked
in ukraine. she will be traveling with secretary of state john kerry later this evening to kiev. what has been the u.s.'s reaction to russia's actions? >> we have seen at the highest levels, with over the weekend resin obama having that 90 minute phone call with president putin. today vice president item -- biden spoke to the prime , and also threatened increasing double monica, i economic isolation of russia to go forward -- diplomatic and economic isolation. we saw john kerry using big words, and the state department spokesperson today said that the u.s. would hold russia responsible for anything that goes wrong in crimea. the problem is, what can the u.s. do about it? >> what is the likely u.s. response to be, is military action likely? >> it is very unlikely. you are have not even heard, even when president obama said that russia would suffer the consequences of these actions, he never raised the threat of military force. and even though secretary kerry has said that all options are on the table, he admitted openly yesterday that nobody wants military action. even john mccain, usually
to talk through mounting tensions through ukraine. secretary kerry visited kiev, bringing with him prayers for slain protesters and $1 billion aid package, paid tribute to the fallen on the street. claiming no russian soldiers were occupying crimea. >> he denied that there were any russian troops in crimea, occupying crimea. >> he really denied there were troops in crimea? >> yes, he did. >> i think that it is clear that russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade further. >> trying to give putin room to save face and back off. >> there is a strong belief that russia's action is violating international law. president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations, but i don't think that's fooling anybody. >> so, in crimea, there was a tense moment between ukrainian and russian troops. take a look at this. ♪ >> about 200 ukrainian unarmed personnel tried to enter their air base, singing the national anthem and carrying flags. troops guarding that base. seven hours later just 12 were allowed through to their posts. nbc
the tatas are citing with the new authorities of ukraine, those who have taken over kiev. as a vast month skwroajority -- consider themselves pro-russian. she saw no other option but -- >> oleg boldyrev in the capital of crimea. this is becoming very serious down there. well, he was apparently spotted fleeing kiev just under a week ago under the cover of darkness. that was president viktor yanukovych shortly after he had been negotiating with the french, german and polish foreign ministers to get some new kind of deal which those in independence square in kiev didn't like and led to the extraordinary collapse of the hole system in ukraine over friday, saturday and sunday. let's go to our bbc's bridgett kendall in moscow. it appears he believes he is still president yanukovych has appeared or is now in russia. what is he saying to russian news agencies? >> reporter: just over the last hour or so, a statement from viktor yanukovych released to the three russian news agencies and read out on the tv channel in which he says he still consider himself ukraine's legal head of state. he believes
. >>> hello, i am jillian mcdonald in london i'll have more on the crisis over crimea as ministers in kiev declare a generally mobilization, we'll be looking at how ukraine's military compares to the might of russia's armed forces. >> more than 30 people stabbed to death at a railway station in china. but just who was behind the rampage. and what's behind the mask? we'll reveal the serious business behind the fun of the venice carv cash that carnival. ♪ ♪ >>> it's a declaration of war and both countries are are the brink of disaster, that's the view from ukraine on the increase in pro russian forces that are appearing in its crimea region. nato, the u.s., and e.u. are calling for moscow to back down, some countries are pulling out of talks ahead of the g8 summit in russia in june. our reporters are standing by on the story, tim friend is liver for us in the ukrainian capital of kiev. rory challands will have the moscow and robin forester-walker is in the capital of crimea. where pro russian forces are continuing their build up. but first let's get this report from lawrence lee on the d
the will and that sends a mess message to kiev. >> they will go for larger ukraine and they say his country will talk to ukraine but claims ousted president yanukovych is head of state and should consider impeaching them and where does that leave the new government in kiev? >> well, the russians tried to put all of this within a legal framework and why vladimir asked permission to use military force. the statement by midvid is saying to ukraine if you don't like the president do not oust him by mob rule street effort but impeach him and go through legal means but the government here feels they are already in place. the problem for the very brand-new government and let's remember this is a group of people who are not proterrible career politicians, they are finding their way as they go through this. they are learning on the job with a threat from the russians on the table as well. so there is a lot going on on the political sphere. they may respond to russia's request or suggesting to impeach yanukovych, but they also are very much aware that yanukovych is the kremlin's man and lots of people certainl
and the events in kiev have resulted in the fact that ukraine is on the brink of a civil war. in the country there is chaos and anarchy. the rights of people in the southeast part of crimea are being threatened. under the influence of western countries, there is terror and violence. this is why i would call on mr. putin, asking him to use the armed forces of the russian federation to establish legitimacy, peace, law, order, stability, and defend the people of ukraine. 3 march, 2014. i have an opportunity to show all of you a photocopy of the original of this statement of the president of ukraine. i show it to the president of russia. there it is. madam president, those who are trying to interpret this situation as aggression are threatening all with all kinds of sanctions and boycotts. these are indeed our partners who consistently have encouraged forces close to them to engage in alternatives and refrain from dialogue, to polarize ukrainian society. we call on them to show responsible approaches to set aside geopolitical calculations and to put above all the interests of ukrainian people. i
. while crimea authorities were all schemes to help the head of ukraine's nash is eager to write in kiev who reach out to notorious chechen terrorists he said dr martin touching him and his medicines to step out of bed again smoke shack don't mind the need of the church in a businessman and has made his goal to composite ensure react. i kind of faith than diesel tony considered russia's of some of the nonsense is also classified as the muscle that i was fine and mary pat maher was behind dozens of dead at times as many as the most intimate and as for the bombings free sample and tonics on the ventura morning tv rights act is as god has led the key of riots shot a ball with islam if you excuse me and then struggle again structure. fan. the bailout santa has not been tainted victory to del mar from its facebook page and even sets them apart send a message but rather that its facebook page was hot and it was strange but that was the bass the truth or intends to save face and its relationship with a weston on his account discuss with that wild affair as the store and took us out not only fr
of what happened in kiev and in ukraine in general, there can only be one assessment. this was an anticonstitutional takeover and armed seizure of power. that was vladimir putin's view of what happened in kiev. as yanukovych slaughtered, i believe, 82 innocent civilians as well as wounding hundreds, and then he goes on to say, i would like to stress that under that agreement mr. yanukovych actually handed over power. obviously, yanukovych did not hand over power. he was driven from power by the good people who were tired of his corruption, were sick of his nepotism and his crony capitalism. anybody who believes anything good about mr. yanukovych should see the pictures of the home he had and the dacha that he was building that cost hundreds of millions of dollars. truly a man of the people. the parliament of president putin went on to say the current acting president -- talking about the acting president of ukraine -- is definitely not legitimate. there is only one legitimate president from a legal standpoint. yanukovych is the only undoubtedly legitimate president. a
, and their stay here until that happens at least. >> phil ittner live for us in kiev. thank you. >> ukraine is claiming that usha is not offering aadjourns of a peaceful resolution to the situation in crimea. >> this is the scope outside a base in crimea. this is deuce as russian troops fired warning shots at a group of ukrainian soldiers marching unarmed between the convoys. a meeting between defence ministers ended in a stalemate. a ukrainian official said "we don't have any sign of hope." russian warships have been preventing ukrainian ships from leaving the base. like the arab spring uprising social media played a big part in the crisis. from government officials to the protesters themselves, 2002er, facebook is being used to talk about and propel the rapidly changing events. photos and videos posted online for the world to see. one of those posting off end is katter eacha, a 22-year-old activist who had been live tweeting and joins us from kiev. thank you for being with us. i want to talk about the marraive we are seeing out of russian state media. the narrative that ukraine is being t
that will not go down well here in the ukraine. think of this as greece 2.0. meanwhile, plenty going on outside kiev in crimea, in the south of the country. gunmen have seized a legislature, lowering the key of flag and raising the russian flag. outside of the country, the former president is in russia and he has said he will hold a press conference there this friday. >> ryan joins us live on the phone from kiev. he was not getting -- chances are the reforms he will have to push through parliament for ukraine to get international aid will be painful. what will that mean for the ukrainian people? >> it is going to be tough. the imf would like to see natural gas tariffs for example. people use natural gas here for almost everything. the big issue would be eating. ago -20ust two weeks degrees celsius here and heating would go up by even more. another painful thing would be the currency. it normally trades at about eight to the dollar and has already fallen to 11 and a half. it hit, up to about 10.7. the imf would ike to see even less support. subsidies, social spending and budgets will get cut bac
for the citizens of ukraine, including in kiev and other regions of the country. we need to take into account the interests of all the regions of the ukraine. it will be very difficult to get out of this difficult situation. the turbulent time that we faced, and the casualties, are the consequences of the political crisis that ukraine faced. this is the result of the irresponsible policy of the west, which connived at the maidan opposition forces. the ukraine is a strong country, and we will prevail. we will get out of this crisis. i also urge to hold a ukrainian referendum. as for the issues that will be put on that referendum for a vote, we need to discuss these issues with the participation of the broad spectrum of the civil society. and of course, they have to reflect the relevant problems the country is facing, and also in terms of for the state order. thank you. >> thank you, mr. yanukovych. i would like to hear some questions. the first question is to be asked by my interfax colleague. you are welcome to ask a question. in a question. the microphone is not working. please introduce you
to kiev and continue his mission in ukraine. nick schifrin on the ground joining us now by phone. nickic give us a break down of what unfolded outside that have cafe. >> i think its important to underline that yes, he will return to kiev. he was run out of the country and it's a sign that law and order in this city is really not being led by police at all. this incident started about an hour and a half ago. robert berry was threatened. after he left the ukrainian naval base. that's when he left his car trying to find a little refuge. he ended up in a cafe. that's when militia members he said were armed blockaded him in that cafe. they were there for 20 or 30 minutes or so. inside was a group of journalists as well. but outside those militia members were blocking him and keeping him inside that cafe. at some point in that conversation he agreed to leave crimea. he did not want to leave crimea. initially he was asked when first threatened he said no, i'm not leaving. that's when they stepped it up and blockaded him inside that cafe. after he agreed to leave that's when a group of pro russi
forces effectively control the peninsula that make up the southern portion of ukraine and it appear they are preparing an occupation. the u.s., european union and nato all say russia is violating international law. the question is what can they do about it. in pro western kiev what they are doing it protesting. tens of thousands gathered in the capit demonstrating against russia's action. we have learned tonight that secretary of state john kerry son his way to ukraine tomorrow. off the top tonight we have two reports from liz palmer in crimea in a moment. but first charlie d'agata in kiev. >> reporter: anger, outrage and fear fill kiev's independence square today. prime minister arseny yatsenyuk warned that russia's military intervention in crimea has brought ukraine to the brink of disaster. >> this is the red alert. this is not the threat. this is actually the declab0ion of war to my cry. >> reporter: the newly tomed government put the army on high alert and called on men of fighting age, hundreds of thousands of reservists to be ready to take up arms. thousands of demonstrators
by the pro-western government in ukraine. america - we will not let you through, they shout. >> kiev accuses the russians of innovating crimea for many who live here, they are safe. for the past few days they have been taking over key installations in the semiautonomous reasons. further north the airfield is under russian control. they don't talk much. one tells me he was deployed from russia and doesn't know how long he'll be here. there may be an answer to that, at the border that separate the crimea peninsula, where the soldiers are building an encampment. the commander agreed to talk to us. he didn't give his name but identified himself as a cossack from srn russia. >> translation: russians did not come to invade. we came and will go home after the referendum, after that the people will determine their decision and make their status known. it will be lij hate. >> it is set for march 30th. the ethnic russians see it as a chance to distance themselves from a country they felt they didn't belong too. >> translation: we will never become one nation with the western part of ukraine. we have d
to solve the dispute between russia and ukraine, let's go to ryan in kiev. good morning, brian. ryan. >> those diplomatic negotiations continue. the russians say they will allow confrontations. getting back to gas, the first and most devastating taste of these gas wars you might remember in 2006. that was based in moscow, and remember, russia for the first time kurt hailing the gas to ukraine, which is a transit point for all the gas going to western europe, and that caused severe disruptions going as far west as germany. interesting this time around, because there is the prospect of that happening again -- is that the markets changed a bit, thanks to lng. actually an abundance of gas in western europe. the shale in the united states has something to do with that, and that means this time western europe could probably cover its needs for longer. we heard russian gas suppliers talking about that over the last week, that they have reserved beyond one month, and they could also help ukraine cover its interesting is an concept, that they would send the gas eastward to ukraine. some of th
to a certain extent to crimea and also into eastern ukraine, also russian-speaking and also very much focused onlooking east rather than the people here who are looking west. it's those people in kiev is worried about. more than secession, it's more keeping the country together. keeping cities across the east to face and confront all the challenges that it has. >> thank you, nick schifrin an m ukraine. this is inside story. >> welcome back to inside story. i'm ray suarez. the situation in ukraine remains tense tonight, and the focus is on what's happening in crimea. we just heard from president prt obama. here in washington, william palmarez for advance russian studies of the woodrow wilson center. he teaches russian law at georgetown, university. and from berlin senior program officer at the german marshal fund. william, what do you think the president was saying between the lines? >> i think he was trying to be as strong as he possibly could knowing a lot of cards are outside of his control right now. the issue is really what is the calculous that russian is taking? has it decided not to ta
and the east of the country, and it indicates, del, that there is a real concern here in kiev that this may spread beyond crimea, that there may be designs on ukraine itself. del. >> and phil it must be an uneasy evening in kiev. just a few days ago they were celebrating what they believe was a new government. what is happening there right now? >> well, you're absolutely right. the anxiety levels in ceefn are huge. the people are back on the streets in maidan. they are very concerned about what the russians may be doing. we know that they are making pleas to the international community. the international community is responding at least in terms of bolstering morale. the british foreign secretary was here today, and he said that russia must respect ukraine's territorial integrity. we know that secretary of state kerry will be coming here for very much the same reason, to give support to the fledgling government. over in brussels and in europe there have been a number of groups that have said they are meeting to discuss possible consequences for what has happened. for example the eu head of
of the ukraine there has been a lot of concern and particularly in crimea and we have seen the emergence of people of kiev with the intention of repeating what is in kiev, what has been happening in the western part of the ukraine. they want to replace the regional government. so that is a great concern in the eastern part of the country. especially in the republic of crimea. in these circumstances, the head of the ministers made statement and today this is referenced. i will quote the statement, in spite of the agreement that wags achieved by the central authorities, there cannot be a change of the security without the agreement of the council and the republic of crimea, the violation of the constitution and the violation of laws on the police yesterday, the 28th of february and the beginning of the police action has meant that in this interim with -- with the people that are there that are trying to control the situation in the territory because of the situation there has been disorder and with use of weapons. so then the statement i will quote now that was issued today by the minister
in this game. russia hats boots hats boots on the ground ukraine is not member of the nato. um i think it only. washington does not have any sort of leverage in moscow but they have a lot of leverage in the kiev because of all those new politicians think if they are supported by. one thing very strongly. so what i think what she can shoot you right now is just talked to the government and kids and tell them well maybe it wasn't very smart to have no politician from the eastern part of it are you crying in the new government think it made meatballs also not very wise the russian line which is not the only moment of the lion witch and the apprentice some mistakes and before that the shrimp on top of some of the ambassador to the gym i'm in support of chris was here watch the congested two days ago he said that that the new government the team made a couple mistakes and i think that we should use all influenced who we are meaning western europe and also the last two on top with the government can keep it open and tell them that they should erectus six high tech specs thank you for that update fro
it calls a training exercise. clarissa ward is in the ukrainian capital kiev. >> reporter: tonight, ukraine's opposition leaders chose independence square, the center of the revolution, to introduce the country's new government. to booing from somef crowd. parliament must ratify the new ministers tomorrow, but for some there were too many familiar faces on stage. katerina say 27-year-old teacher. >> people are angry. especially these days, people are very angry. >> reporter: ukraine's ousted president, viktor yanukovych, fled the capital five days ago, following a week of violence in which 80 protesters were killed. now, the country is trying to move forward, but it won't be easy. ukraine is almost bankrupt. it needs $35 billion over the next two years. so far, russia has refused to recognize the country's new leaders, and president putin's decision to put russian troops on ukraine's border has raised fears that russia will try to intervene in ukraine's politics. in the crimea region in the south of the country, also home to a large russian naval base, clashes broke out. country me is is no
rising. >> this was the scene this afternoon in ukraine's eastern city of kiev where tens of thousands of demonstrators were on the streets. >> more than 100 people were injured saturday in clashes between protesters and supporters of the new government in kiev. one group then stormed the local government building raising the russian flag. >> president obama spent a remarkable, intense 90 minutes on the phone with putin on saturday. by the next day, ukraine's new government had this message for the russian president. >> this is not the threat, this is actually the declaration of war to my country. >> on sunday morning, secretary of state john kerry was on the talk show circuit warning putin he had gone too far. >> this is an act of aggression that is completely trumped up in terms of its pretext. the president is currently considering all options. they're all on the table. >> republicans, meanwhile, wasted no time in using the crisis to take pot shots at the president. >> we have a weakened, indecisive president. president obama needs had to something. >> the international community st
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the sovereignty but the united states is deeply concerned about the russian movements in eukra e ukraine. >> the united states is standing with the international community confirming that are will be costs. >> we are going to kiev and nick schifrin and welcome to the show. russia is trying to provoke a military conflict and convened a meeting of the national security and defense council on friday night, what's the latest? is>> the latest they are still meeting and trying to decide what to do. to give a perspective here the recent operation or the training mission as putin put it that the russian military is going on the ukraine an board has 130,000 troops. and the entire troops are 150 troops and that is why they are worried about what russia is doing. this government is 28, 29 hours old and the u.s. is desperate to face the challenges, political, economic that ukraine has but they are focussed on the south and crimea and the rhetoric is aggressive and the military can into the buildings and they are warning that the ukrainian military can go in and remove the troops. the ewe kranians ar
into churches, the center of kiev and western ukraine have been taken over by armed national radicals and extremists and anti-semitic slogans being used. >> russian anti-sem mitic sloga being used. moments later, the united states ambassador to the united nations, samantha power, fired right back. >> it is a fact that russian military forces have taken over ukrainian border posts. it is a fact that russia has taken over the ferry terminal in kurch. it's a fact that russian telephone services in some areas. it is a fact that russia has surrounded or taken over practically all ukrainian military facilities in crimea. it is a fact that independent journalists continue to report that there is no evidence of violence against russian or pro-russian communities. >> strong words from the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. our own anderson cooper is joining us from the capital of kiev. anderson, what are you seeing, hearing there about the next steps? because this exchange between the u.s. and russian ambassadors at the u.n. -- we haven't heard these kinds of angry words going against each other maki
arrived in kiev, the capitol of ukraine for his series of meetings. >> president obama called his national security council together to discuss how to deal with the events unfolding in ukraine. while the president weighs his options, the upon the gone says it is suspending exercises and other activities with the russian military, while russian forces remain in the crimea region of ukraine. it's the latest step by president obama who says russia is breaking international law. >> what cannot be done is for russia with impunity to put its soldiers on the ground and to violate basic principles that are recognized around the world. >> that tough talk was echoed at the united nations by american's am britney spears door to the u.n. >> what is happening today is a dangerous military intervention in ukraine. it is an act of aggression, it must stop. >> but that sharp and pointed rhetoric, argued the president's critics is coming too little too late. >> economic enact economic sanctions. there's a broad awry of sanctions. why do we care? this is the ultimate relate of a feckless foreign policy wher
that's very good. it was not accepted by kiev. the key challenge that is now before the government in kiev because they have to strike this important balance on the one hand to grant more autonomy to local governments across ukraine. on the other hand to improve the efficiency of government. from taxes, to preserve public order. the balance is difficult to achieve with the government which is now quite weak. >> given russia's position in terms of the the amount of troops on the ground, how difficult is it going to be do you think for ukraine to see the russian troops lead? >> that's the challenge. ukraine in the midterm or perhaps in the long term will try to work with the international community to militaryize the area. obviously russia would not want to do that. but i guess that's negotiable. >> doesn't president putin have a report that the deal originally negotiated between yanukovych and the three foreign ministers was thrown out of the window 24 hours later? >> things change, right? >> they sure did. he left. >> he left. he didn't do what he was supposed to do. so the deal wa
of protesters take to the streets in kiev. you can hear the cheers as ukraine's prime minister mobilizes the country's military, urging president putin to pull back his troops. there is no sign of that. good morning, everyone. great to have you here in america's news headquarters. >> ukraine calls russia's invasion a declaration of war. this is the u.s. all urging russia to end the blockade and pull out. there seems to be very little at this point. any leader can change the mind of vladimir putin and end the growing crisis that echoes the soviet invasion of the cold war. live via skype on the peninsula, jessica, what is the latest for you on the ukrainian base that has been taken over? >> reporter: we are hearing that is correct. one of the ukraine's infantry bases was surrounded by hundreds of russian troop this is morning. they captured the base and the ukrainian soldiers were not allowed to enter or leave. we are understanding that hundreds of other russian troops are now in the capital here. other news coming in that the ukrainian coast guard moved the ships from the ports here to th
in kiev, the capital of ukraine. secretary of state kerry was telling reporters he thinks russia is working hard to create the protect for a broader invasion of ukraine. martha: today john kerry will sit down with the russian foreign minister lavrov and that will be an interesting meeting. >> reporter: sergey lavrov is a formidable character. he's effective in effecting the agenda of his boss, vladimir putin. kerry and love roof appeared to have worked together when they mediated the chemical weapons in syria. so it should be quite a meeting. whether it will produce an ending to this you trainan crisis is remote. martha: the question of crimea is essential. some people think that situation is over. there is no way russia will pull out. lavrov will say we can't pull out. those aren't even our troops. report * th>> reporter: the ruse created paperwork to create justifications for this move and that move but they are drastically different from what the u.s. and its european allies see as legal. it's unlikely this meeting will produce a break through. gregg: russia not letting out, f
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is that the authorities in kiev that this was the commander of ukraine's navy following his pledge of allegiance to crimea. so before the government has accused him of treason and named the new head of the navy. we must assist people in crimea who refuse to recognize the new government in kiev the wave of protests is spreading across the southeast of the country to auntie's nineteen fifty reports of cocoa which is in the east of ukraine certainly the division and a guide to reach the area was talking about was up very easily tentatively on saturday when the pro russian activists and those for not supporting the new authorities in kenya have a class with the so called activists of the europe wide on the war. securing the local administrative they managed to get inside the administration and put a russian flag on the sofa but there have been reports of tear gas fumes and scores of injured at the official line in haifa that more than a hundred people were brought to hospitals with different sorts of injuries walks were flying a sticks and bacon's or use the games page episode was pretty pretty violent yet i
sedgwick in kiev. >>> suffering the move into ukraine, the threat of economic sanctions from the u.s. and perhaps other nations, as well, could have a more serious impact on moscow. steve liesman looks at what the u.s. and allies may have against russia. >> reporter: the u.s. has little economic pull to force russia but some experts think it may not need it. the early conclusion is the fall of the prorussian government made vladimir putin look weak and invaded criticism and to have a card in the future course of ukraine, but ultimately, experts say occupying any part of ukraine is at adds with putin's best interest and the best the west can do is help him figure that out. russian analyst tom gram says russia for many decades has wanted a u cane that's not in weste western orbit and toured the west and creates a volatile country on the doorstep. the u.s. and western strategy is two-fold. one, it's to put some pressures around the edges on russia commercially and diplomatically kick them out of the ga. then you come in with an ihf program and with direct support to enable the ukraini
in the streets of ukraine, and in tough rhetoric from leaders in moscow, washington and kiev, as the u.s. called on russia to step back from what it now calls an act of aggression. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. also ahead this tuesday. president obama unveils his new budget blueprint, laying the groundwork for political battles over how to close the country's economic gaps. >> ifill: plus... >> with this app, we can make better decisions and maybe in the future i think we can change the world with this game. >> ifill: the california program introducing young men to the world of hack-a-thons and tech startups, training them to become the app developers of tomorrow. those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> at bae systems, our pride and dedication show in everything we do; from electronics systems to intelligence analysis and cyber- operations; from combat vehicles and weapons to the maintenance and modernization of ships, aircraft, and critical infrastructure. know
are represented. >> stand by, diane. i want to go to kiev right now. ian lee is there. that's the capital of the ukraine. i sense there's a totally different attitude of the russian as opposed to what we're hearing in kiev, there's a difference attitude in crimea given the hostility, if you will, ian, to what russia is up to? >> reporter: well, that's right, wolf. as far as the officials here are concerned, they are saying that the russians have gone in militarily to the crimea to try to annex it. this is what we're hearing from officials here and the acting president, alexander has said not only have they gone in, they are trying to take over civil administration buildings as well as communication buildings they are saying that it's an invasion. the ukrainian government is saying that military intervention by the russians is taking place right now. they are saying at least 11 military helicopters have come in as well as roughly ten airplanes flying into the area. this all coming from the governor had the here. they see this as a somewhat of an invasion, although they are saying that they
always ignored kiev so it's something kiev now has to worry about. >> and in ukraine, itself, and ukraine proper, outside of crimea, there is a question about security forces and the strength of security forces in the country. >> that's right. in kiev, it's actually rather astonishing. in the city of kiev, it's all being pat trolled by a civil defense force, by an opposition civil defense force. wisaw today the official -- we saw today the officials in kiev, the operating government, as it were, disband. those are theright police. these are the guys that are blamed for the terrible violence last week that killed dozens of civilian protesters in and around independence square at the height of the fighting. there is a lot of healing to do as well. but, you know, when you start disbanding forces like this, when you start changing things, you can create a little bit of uneasiness, unrest and what they don't want is a vacuum. they also don't want anyone having power that shouldn't have you ever have power. it's a tricky time for new officials. there is no official government in plates. there
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